Job opening

Lead Poisoning Inspector

Title: Lead Poisoning Inspector

Salary: $34,299.12 - $56,454.18 (40 Hours per week)

Location: Department of Health and Community Wellness

Division of Environmental Health

94 William Street

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to: Michael Wilson, Director of Inspections/Manager wilsonm@ci.newark.nj.us Sandra Williams, Personnel Services Manager williamss@ci.newark.nj.us

POSITION DESCRIPTION

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be City of Newark Residents.

DEFINITION

Under direction, performs routine work involved in inspecting dwellings that are suspected sources of lead poisoning; does other related duties as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Inspects buildings and dwellings for possible sources of lead poisoning.
  • Collects samples of paint from dwelling and delivers sample to laboratory.
  • Re-inspects entire buildings when positive samples are discovered, and collects samples from each dwelling unit for testing
  • Confers with individual property owners relevant to service of notices and violations.
  • Re-inspects dwellings after completion of repairs to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • May assist in coordinating duties with other concerned agencies.
  • Attends meetings.
  • Prepares reports.
  • Presents inspection findings in court cases.
  • Maintains essential records and files.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

REQUIREMENTS:

LICENSE

  • Applicants will be required to possess a Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor Permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of problems involved in making investigations of suspected lead poisoning areas.
  • Ability to comprehend established rules and regulations of a limited complexity.
  • Ability to interview persons of varying backgrounds.
  • Ability to use tact and courtesy in making investigations.
  • Ability to observe significant conditions.
  • Ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to maintain essential records and files.
  • Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.